2007 average salary range: $65,750 $90,250.
The 2007 salary range is an increase of 1% over this jobs 2006 salary range, which was $64,750 $89,750.
The 2006 salary range was an increase of 3.3% over this jobs 2005 salary range, which was $61,250 $88,250.
Add 12% for Cisco network administration skills, 10% for LINUX/UNIX administration skills, 10% for Windows 2000/2003/XP administration skills, and 10% for Voice over Internet Protocol administration skills.
Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.
Salary levels are approximately 7% to 20% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest and South; and 5% to 25% higher on the West coast.
IT salaries in large metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For example, in following cities they are:
Boston, MA: 24% higher
Stamford, CT: 21% higher
New York, NY: 50% higher
Washington, DC: 26% higher
Philadelphia, PA: 15% higher
Atlanta, GA: 12% higher
Miami, FL: 14% higher
Chicago, IL: 23% higher
Dallas/Houston, TX: 6% higher
Irvine, CA: 25% higher
Los Angeles, CA: 25% higher
San Diego, CA: 15% higher
San Francisco, CA: 30% higher
San Jose, CA: 26% higher
Seattle, WA: 15% higher
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Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.